August 2020 Cyber Attacks Statistics

After the cyber attacks timelines, it's time to publish the statistics for August. If you believed that the summer could slow down the criminal business, you will be disappointed. In August I have analyzed a total of 197 events, the highest value so far and an increase compared to July (184 events analyzed).

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16-31 August 2020 Cyber Attacks Timeline
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16-31 August 2020 Cyber Attacks Timeline

Here's the second timeline of August containing the main cyber attacks that have characterized the end of this troubled Summer. This list is probably the longer I have pulled together so far, containing 108 events (including 10 occurred before August 16th), and confirming the growing trend of ransomware attacks, fueled primarily by a breach suffered by...

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1-15 August 2020 Cyber Attacks Timeline
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1-15 August 2020 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It's time to publish the first timeline of August where I have collected 92 events (a light increase compared to July), including 6 that occurred before the analyzed interval. Unsurprisingly ransomware continues to dominate the threat landscape...

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August 2019 Cyber Attacks Statistics

I can finally publish the statistics derived from the cyber attacks timelines of August (Part I and Part II). This month I have collected 160 events, a small decrease in comparison with July when the total was 168 events. The Daily Trend of Events chart shows...

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1-15 August 2019 Cyber Attacks Timeline

Here’s the first timeline of August, covering the main cyber attacks occurred in the first half of the eighth month of this troubled 2019. Even if we haven’t achieved the same level of July, the temperature of the infosec thermometer continues to be quite high, since in this timeline I have collected...

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August 2018 Cyber Attacks Statistics

After the two timeline of August (Part I and Part II), it's time to publish the corresponding statistics. August has been a month with two faces, with a first half quite lazy, and a tail of events in the second half. In any case, all in all I have collected 80 events, which seem quite few compared to the 130 of July.

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1-15 August 2018 Cyber Attacks Timeline

I am trying to catch up with the delayed timelines, so I am happy to publish the first timeline of August, covering the main cyber attacks occurred in the first half of this month. Well, it looks like the cyber criminals decided to take same days off, since the number of events collected in this fortnight is sensibly smaller than the second half of July (31 vs. 81).

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16-31 August Cyber Attacks Timeline

Here we go with the second timeline of August covering the main cyber attacks occurred between August 16th and August 31st. A timeline apparently indicating that the malicious actors decided to end their summer break quite soon, as the number of recorded events is considerable higher that the first timeline.

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